The link below pertains to the robbery of a Walgreens in Michigan:
You have no more information than I do about this situation but a few commentors wanted to discuss it so here is our opportunity.
A pharmacist was fired for shooting at some armed robbers at his store at a 430 am robbery.
Agree or Disagree? I dont necessarily agree with the termination of the pharmacist but I also don’t think that the pharmacist acted properly. First off, every training that has ever been given to every pharmacist clearly states that at NO TIME should you ever challenge or confront a robber. NO NO NO…give them what they want because there isn’t anything in the store more valuable than your life. Secondly, I believe it was mentioned elsewhere that company policy prohibits the posession of firearms by employees in the store….permit or not. Now I understand that it was Michigan in a tough neighborhood. But it doesn’t matter. He was credited with “saving the employees” and “protecting the valuable drugs”. I doubt the employees would have been in any real danger if the drugs were given as they were told, and those drugs arent worth shooting over. Dont think I am taking the side of the company or the robbers. I am NOT. But this story could have just as easily been headlined like this ” Pharmacist dies in shooting while trying to stop robbery”
Like that headline? I dont.
Last july a very close person to me ( a pharmacist) had his store robbed at gunpoint. What did he do? GAVE THEM THE DRUGS and they left. 6 months later they were caught and prosecuted, but even tho he was rattled and scared, he came home to his wife and kids. We talked about it at length. I hope that if I ever am in the same situation as he was, that I act exactly the same way. I have also told my staff the same thing.
Dont confuse stupid with heroism. The heros always survive on TV. In REAL life they are often mourned at a funeral.